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veteran011

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:08:15 AM

How come this hasn't happened yet? I would think that it would be super simple to implement.
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 11:44:06 PM

I like kwzh's approach.
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kwzh
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 11:31:45 PM

Gas_Buddy writes,
> Better, if there's a "hot button" it takes you to the home page of the website, and from there you can do what you want.

Agreed. Though as an alternative, maybe the button takes you to a page with no content other than the menu bar and/or link farm, so that you can "do what you want" without having to first load the entire home page. (If you do want the home page, it would still be just one more click away, as "Home" is the first thing in the menu bar.)
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 3:11:05 PM

veteran011:

"I would even go further to suggest if they want to keep the app simple, include a button on the home screen that opens your browser and takes you right to the logbook online. THAT has to be easy and effective, no?"

I would say that if there's going to be a "hot button" that it shouldn't take you "right to the logbook online" if only because you'd have the next person say it should take you "right to your Favorite Stations List" so you can post gas prices, or "right to the message forums" or "right to my Favorite [discussion] Topics", or "right to..." something else.

Better, if there's a "hot button" it takes you to the home page of the website, and from there you can do what you want.
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veteran011
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2013 1:39:45 PM

Guys thanks for the replies. this was a suggestion.

I would even go further to suggest if they want to keep the app simple, include a button on the home screen that opens your browser and takes you right to the logbook online. THAT has to be easy and effective, no?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 8:08:40 PM

I can't find the topic, but Don the moderator stated there is no intention to add a fuel logbook to the mobile app.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 7:56:19 PM

CampKohler

"...this begs the question, is there a GB fuel logbook app, and, if not, why not?"

Is there a Gas Buddy fuel logbook app? No; there is not.

If not, why not? Apparently because Gas Buddy management (which, as we all know intends to keep the current app as simple, unfettered, and as easy to use as possible) doesn't feel that a separate app is necessary at this time, especially when it's relatively easy to use your mobile device's browser to open the full website.

I'm guessing but there may be considerable conflicts with trying to integrate a new (fuel logbook) app with the current pricing/viewing app and the primary website, especially trying to integrate it across multiple mobile devices. But that's an assumption.

As Scrapheap noted, there are free fuel logbook apps available for mobile devices, at least a half dozen for the iPhone. There are also many fuel logbooks available for a small price, many of which are full-feature (including maintenance logs, which would satisfy those that previously asked Gas Buddy to provide such a feature). Apparently Gas Buddy hasn't yet decided that a separate fuel logbook is necessary or appropriate at this time.

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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 4:35:22 PM

This suggestion has been added to the Suggestion Tracking List as a new topic on an existing subject.

Of course this begs the question, is there a GB fuel logbook app, and, if not, why not?

[Edited by: CampKohler at 7/30/2013 4:36:40 PM EST]
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ds2dale
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:09:17 PM

I also agree with scrappy, load up a good app. I use 'My Cars' on my Galaxy Nexus. It's free (ad supported) and it works well, but you gotta remember to take your smartphone along every time. Actually, come to think of it, it may not be 'ad supported', but I do know that there's a 'pro' version that has stuff I don't need.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:25:10 PM

It hasn't happened yet because Gas Buddy has determined that the mobile app should be a simple gas price viewing and posting application, and not be bloated with additional functions.

As Scrapheap correctly noted, you can access many free fuel logbooks for your mobile device. Or, you can access the full website, including the fuel logbook, from your mobile device's browser. That keeps the app itself clean and simple in meeting the needs of the overwhelming majority of Gas Buddy members. In my opinion.
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 10:23:12 AM

While it would be nice to have, why don't you download one of the many free fuel logbook apps available?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 9:15:39 AM

Is this a suggestion or complaint? If this is a complaint, it should be moved to the TBTU category.
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